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Kuznetsov gets USTA wild card for French Open

Kuznetsov gets USTA wild card for French Open

The 176th-ranked American had the best combined results at clay-court challenger tournaments on the USTA Pro Circuit.

New York: Alex Kuznetsov earned a wild card into the French Open's main draw from the US Tennis Association based on results on the USTA Pro Circuit. The 26-year-old Kuznetsov had the best combined results at clay-court challenger tournaments in Sarasota, Savannah and Tallahassee. He is currently ranked 176th.

Kuznetsov was the junior runner-up at Roland Garros in 2004. He has played in qualifying rounds at the French Open four times.The USTA will also give a woman a wild card for the French Open based on clay-court results.

The US Open and French Open award trade wild-card invitations every year. The French Open starts May 26.

first published:May 02, 2013, 09:15 IST